The Rise of  Medieval Europe
European consequences of the fall of Rome: 1.  Less trade, less mobility 2.  Roads, cities, bridges in disrepair 3.  Educa...
The  Franks  emerged as the strongest Germanic group in Western Europe and established a series of  Merovingian Kings .  T...
Clovis was the first Merovingian King and the  first Germanic King to become Christian .  It was this conversion that    g...
It was Clovis who defeated  Alaric  and secured    Western    Europe for    the Franks.    Remember    Alaric?
But these kings  divided their lands  among their sons.  This led to smaller and smaller kingdoms that fought among    the...
The most powerful of these,  Charles “The Hammer” Martel , led his people against Muslims at Tours, France    (732AD) and ...
Vous ne pouvez pas le toucher! Temps de marteau!!
In 752, Charles’ son,  Pepin the Short , became the king of the Franks with    the blessing    of the  nobles    and the  ...
<ul><li>The Pope  anointed  Pepin with oil to signify his blessing.  In return, Pepin agreed to help the pope against his ...
<ul><li>This partnership was to forever link the  Catholic Church  with the  rulers of Western Europe . </li></ul>You moro...
<ul><li>Pepin’s son  Charlemagne  (Carolus Magnus) did several things:   1 .  Gave the name  Carolingian  to his family dy...
<ul><li>This series of events made Charlemagne’s empire a  Christian empire .  He relied on local “counts” to help rule.  ...
<ul><li>Frankish Dominions </li></ul>
<ul><li>Why the Carolingian Empire  falls apart: </li></ul><ul><li>1.  Charlemagne’s grandsons fight for control of the em...
The Merovingian and Carolingian empires made one important contribution to history.  They permanently linked the   Nobles ...
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  1. 1. The Rise of Medieval Europe
  2. 2. European consequences of the fall of Rome: 1. Less trade, less mobility 2. Roads, cities, bridges in disrepair 3. Education disappeared 4. Money no longer used / barter
  3. 3. The Franks emerged as the strongest Germanic group in Western Europe and established a series of Merovingian Kings . The first of these was Clovis .
  4. 4. Clovis was the first Merovingian King and the first Germanic King to become Christian . It was this conversion that gave his kingdom stability ! (Why?) Pull my finger...
  5. 5. It was Clovis who defeated Alaric and secured Western Europe for the Franks. Remember Alaric?
  6. 6. But these kings divided their lands among their sons. This led to smaller and smaller kingdoms that fought among themselves. Eventually, power passed to the mayors of the palaces.
  7. 7. The most powerful of these, Charles “The Hammer” Martel , led his people against Muslims at Tours, France (732AD) and became the dominant leader in Western Europe.
  8. 8. Vous ne pouvez pas le toucher! Temps de marteau!!
  9. 9. In 752, Charles’ son, Pepin the Short , became the king of the Franks with the blessing of the nobles and the Church .
  10. 10. <ul><li>The Pope anointed Pepin with oil to signify his blessing. In return, Pepin agreed to help the pope against his enemies. What does this signify about how you become king? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>This partnership was to forever link the Catholic Church with the rulers of Western Europe . </li></ul>You moron, this is super-glue!
  12. 12. <ul><li>Pepin’s son Charlemagne (Carolus Magnus) did several things: 1 . Gave the name Carolingian to his family dynasty. 2 . Enlarged his land to create the Frankish Empire . 3 . Agreed to defend Pope Leo III. In return, he (CM) was crowned the Holy Roman Emperor ! </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>This series of events made Charlemagne’s empire a Christian empire . He relied on local “counts” to help rule. These “ elector counts ” would elect future Holy Roman Emperors. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Frankish Dominions </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Why the Carolingian Empire falls apart: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Charlemagne’s grandsons fight for control of the empire (eventually dividing it 3 ways.) 2. Vikings, Muslims, and Slavs all raided the empire from different directions. </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Merovingian and Carolingian empires made one important contribution to history. They permanently linked the Nobles to the Church . This gave Europe the stability that other regions lacked.

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